Welcome to Open Enrollment!

The year has flown by, and it's November already!

Open Enrollment, commonly referred to as OE, is your once-a-year opportunity to make changes or sign up for new benefits. As always, we want you to take time to review, understand and select the right benefits for you and your family. Carefully take the time to review all of your available benefits, including those McClatchy provides at no cost to you, and make the best selections for the year ahead.

What you need to know this year...

Open Enrollment is "passive" this year, meaning most of your 2021 benefits choices will continue into 2022.  However, you must complete Open Enrollment if:

  • You want to continue covering a spouse or domestic partner and/or;
  • You wish to enroll in or continue to contribute to a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) in 2022

Even if you're making no changes, still take this opportunity to launch Open Enrollment in Employee Self Service to make sure your contact information and beneficiary data is accurate.

Ready to complete Open Enrollment?

Make sure you're on the company network (VPN) and follow these steps to access OE when launching Employee Self-Service (Main Menu > Self Service > Benefits > Benefits enrollment).

Having network issues? Contact help@mcclatchy.com or call 800-888-3272.

New tools & resources

Benefit Series

Join a conversation with our vendors, with sessions all throughout OE. Sessions will be 30-45 minutes with Open Q&A, and if you're unable to attend one of the webinars, recorded sessions will be available after the sessions. Join and engage in a webinar to learn more about your available benefits!

Open Enrollment Booklet

While we are sending post cards this year to cut down on paper, we've updated the benefits booklet to be your quick guide on the go. See the link above to launch our 2022 guide.

Wellness Rewards

New for Q4 2021, our Virgin Pulse Wellness platform will reward you for activities you do in the platform. Connect a fitness tracker, start a health journey, and take time to focus on your health and well-being today!

Benefit Video Playlist (Coming Soon)

Want to hear from the benefits team about your benefits? Watch the video linked in the header to learn more!

Other benefits you may not have seen...

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

You are automatically enrolled in this benefit, and it is exactly as described. From counseling resources from you and your family, to financial and legal expert support, this benefit helps you when and where you need it. Check out all it offers today!

Pet Insurance

Nationwide provides valuable coverage for dogs, cats, and other animals and supports an upward trend in pet adoptions, which are at an all-time high.  This plan offers a traditional accident and sickness insurance as well as a wellness option that can help ease the financial stress associated with pet care.

Open Enrollment FAQ

Still have questions?

Email or call the LiveWell team:
800-852-2802, Opt. 1

Or join one of our Office Hours, located in the Benefit Series schedule. McClatchy will also be hosting interactive webinars, including a Q&A session, during Open Enrollment. Take a look at our calendar of events for more information and to register*, where needed.

*McClatchy hosted meetings on Zoom do not require registration. For the Vanguard session and "It's Holiday Time Already" EAP session, registration is required.